American troops who sacrificed so much in Iraq are now watching their hard work unravel. More than 4,400 Americans died in Iraq and no U.S. military base lost more troops than Fort Hood in Texas. Gary Tuchman went there to speak with Iraq veterans.
Editor's Note: This report contains images that some people may find disturbing.
Iraq is dealing with a crisis that threatens to tear the country apart. As dictators across the Middle East fall, many of those nations are now descending into chaos. This is raising the uncomfortable question: are dictators needed to keep a tight lid on disorder? Randi Kaye takes a closer look.
Nearly two years after the attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans, Ahmed Abu Khatallah is in U.S. custody. The alleged mastermind of the deadly attack is on a ship facing intense interrogation. Barbara Starr looks at the events that led to Khatallah's arrest.
Anderson discussed Khatallah's interrogation with former NCIS special agent Robert McFadden.
ISIS now controls Iraq's second largest city, part of the country's largest oil refinery and a territory larger than the state of Israel. ISIS militants claim they killed 1,700 prisoners. U.S. security officials worry that they could target the U.S. next. Martin Chulov got an inside look at how ISIS is organized and how the group operates. He wrote about it in the Guardian and discussed it with Anderson.
Anderson Cooper is in Baghdad where ISIS militants are just outside the city. The terror group now controls part of one of Iraq's key oil refineries. As Iraq looks for a way out of this crisis, faith and trust in the government remains low. Anderson has the latest on the battle against ISIS.
U.S. has begun reconnaissance flights over ISIS targets. What does this say about the Obama administration's plan for dealing with the Iraq crisis? Anderson discussed this with Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and retired Major General James 'Spider' Marks.
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